Demand Planner

Demand Planner

02 Nov 2022
New York, New york city, 10008 New york city USA

Demand Planner

USEReady has a great opportunity for a Demand Planner in NY City! The ideal candidate will be responsible for short term/long term planning by style/color to support capacity requirements and business strategies as well as the achievement of financial objectives. Provide management guidance and hands on oversight for the demand planning function and be the bridge between the POS data / retailer / sales and the operations department. The net result should be increased wholesale and retail sales, greater profitability and improved inventory turns both internally and for our retail customers. In addition, the Planner will assure timely and accurate communication of weekly, monthly, and adjusted seasonal forecasts.


  • Report results and reforecasts monthly at ship spread meetings providing finance and supply planning with timely and accurate pre-season and in season projections

  • Work closely with Production Operations Team to ensure timely deliveries and provide them with any weekly updates in team meetings

  • Learn and adapt to new JDA Demand system to be able to forecast demand and inventory needs for TH and accounts we sell to

  • Call out trends relating to sales versus projections

  • Call out potential issues of actual EDI orders versus projected orders

  • Supervise/challenge inventory levels and fulfillment by color / style / customer

  • Create clear and actionable recaps for sales & accounts in-season

  • Become a liaison on systems initiatives as they pertain to Demand Planning

Required Experience:

  • 7+ years of professional experience with 3-5 years of demonstrated related experience in Demand Planning

  • Major department store training program preferred buyer/planner on retail side as well as wholesale retail/replenishment analysis in a seasonally driven product category - in addition, knowledge of department store replenishment systems helpful

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

  • Strong mathematical & analytical skills

  • Demonstrates flexibility and eagerness to learn and grow in a position that will continue to evolve

  • Primary decision making will revolve around accurate projections, managing supply and forecasting inventory and shipments. This will increase wholesale purchases/shipments, inventory turn and profitability

  • The Planner must be able to partner and collaborate at all levels with multiple areas of the company. Be able to influence others based on the analysis and forecasting. Must be proficient at creating any new reporting tools to stay ahead of our competition and accounts' analytical expectations

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • JDA/SAP experience, a plus


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